The Cog Boat Borne by Mercury, Hercules, Minerva and Neptune, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1652

The Cog Boat Borne by Mercury, Hercules, Minerva and Neptune, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1652

terracotta (clay material), h 31.7cm × w 29.5cm × d 24.0cm. More details

Visible traces of the sculptor can be discerned in this freely modelled bozzetto (clay sketch) for the crowning element of a pump: fingerprints, sharp, deep grooves and tiny holes made by the sculpting tools to suggest depth, and short parallel lines from a serrated spatula to enliven the surface. These accents are comparable to hatching in drawings.

On display in room 2.32 Zeus/Jupiter Heracles/Hercules Poseidon/Neptune Athena/Minerva

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